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The jackpot for Friday’s Mega-Millions drawing now stands at half-a-billion dollars and is expected to keep growing. Catherine Doyle Johnston is a spokesperson for California lottery, and she spoke with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee about what to expect in the days to come and the size of the payout.

CNN’s Christine Romans reports if you’re lucky enough to win — and you’re good with money — the lump sum is the way to go.

Romans says before you start spending money on a ticket, the chances of winning are at least 120-million-to-one. But, that does not appear to be stopping people from buying tickets. She says Georgia retailers are selling 150-thousand tickets an hour.

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